Wednesday, October 01, 2008

ABC Wednesday - 'K' for KALA-KHATTA

KALA-KHATTA GOLA
Gola is 'ice slush' on a wooden gola stick. The gola wala pushes the gola stick into the crushed ice ball, pours the syrup generously, with a dash of lime, and sprinkles some masala. The most popular flavour is kala-khatta, made from the fruit 'jamun' or Indian blackberry. The colourful bottles of syrup will tempt you to stop by and slurrp one.


The gola is yummy and refreshing and quenches your thirst but one cannot be sure of quality of the syrup and the water (from which ice is made). There are outlets where you can get good quality syrup with gola ice made of mineral water too.



19 comments:

  1. amazing stuff - not sure I'd relish it these days on my current diet but at one time I might have.

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  2. Looks good! I had something very similar when I was in Puerto Rico. The vendors had blocks of ice they would shave very finely, place in a cup and pour flavored syrip over.

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  3. That looking very tempting and thrirst quenching.

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  4. This looks very tastey. I like this type of drink. Thanks for the information explaining about it.

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  5. I bet you're the only one with this 'K' (although India seems full of Bloggists! Sadly, I haven't got a sweet tooth, but it looks very refreshing.

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  6. That looks like a very sweet treat!

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  7. This looks so good, just like a snow cone. The colors of India are so beautiful.

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  8. Oh dear, sweet things again. Syrup... oh, oh,oh...

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  9. sllluuurrrrpppp is the way to finish it!

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  10. I can well imagine just how refreshing that would be.... but made with clean water is a must... :O)

    Great K post... Mine's Here

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  11. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
    Looked lovely and refreshing!

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  12. Mmmm!!
    That looks so good.
    Clever use of the letter K for ABC Wednesday.

    Bear((( )))

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  13. Very cool post. Those blackberry's sound delicious and refreshing!

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  14. This will be very delicious in the tropics! I lived in Indonesia until my 12th year. Then we went to Holland where I was born.

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  15. Slurp slurp!!!

    yummmmmmmm!!! I am coming to Mumbai soon... u don't get kala khata like the one in Mumbai anywhere else.

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  16. When I think to your country, I think colors and street stalls. This post backs up this idea!

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  17. oh... i would love to try this.

    it's so hot now!

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